AKL Brian Gibb

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Brian Gibb
 

FEATURE FILM

2005King Kong, 'New Yorker'
Universal Pictures, Dir. Peter Jackson
03-04Lord of the Rings, 'Orc'
New Line Cinema, Dir. Peter Jackson

TELEVISION

2009Night at the Classic, 'Comedian'
Two Heads, Dir. Josh Thomson
2004Insiders Guide to Happiness, 'Astronomer One'
Gibson Group, various directors


WEBSERIES

2016 Show Girls, 'Willy Johnson'
The Creative State, Various directors
 

MC / HOSTING

02-06Clued Up, 'MC / Performer'
Unique Events, Dirs. Nic Preddle & Greg Norris
 

THEATRE

2007Aladdin, 'Emperor'
Whangarei Theatre Company
2006The Gingerbread Man, 'Various'
Kidzstuff Theatre, Dir. Sarah Delahunty
2006Play Story: Magic in the Air, 'Various'
Downstage Theatre, Dir. Sarah Delahunty
2006Super Beast, 'Blood Brother #1'
1st Gear Productions, Dir. Sarah Delahunty
2005The Emperor's New Clothes, 'Lackey'
Kidzstuff Theatre, Dir. Sarah Delahunty
2004Story Time, 'Brad'
Toy Factory, Dirs. Roby Ormsby & Sarah Delahunty
2004King of Stains, 'Keith'
Young & Hungry, Dir. Damon Andrews
2004Little Red Riding Hood, 'Mr. Wolf'
Kidzstuff Theatre, Dir. Louise Proudfoot
2003The Forcemeat Incident, 'Inspector'
Young & Hungry, Dir. Bill Guest
2003Toad, 'Toad'
I Spy Children's Theatre, Dir. Ellie Smith
2003Beauty & the Beast, 'Various'
I Spy Children's Theatre, Dir. Sarah Delahunty
2002Theatre Works, Main Cast
Playbox Schools tour, Dir. Martin Phelan

SHORT FILM

2014 It's Ball in Your Head, 'Morgan Foster'
48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Estelle Clifford

2006Minds Like Mine, 'Damon' (lead)
48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Josh Osbourne
2002How to be a Mature Student, 'Presenter'
Dir. Josh Thomson

AWARDS

2001Gold Medalist for Theatre Sports
New Zealand University Games
2000First Place Comedy Team
New Zealand University Comedy Competition

VOICE WORK

08-09Creative writer & voice artist for various companies
Mediaworks Radio Northland 
2001Capping Show Campaign
Otago University
2000Get Over It Campaign
Otago University

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 New World
NZ
2013 Plenty Supersoft
UK & Ireland
2010 TSB
NZ
2009 University of Auckland
NZ (Internet only)

2005Telecom Mobile Lion's Tour
NZ

TRAINING

98-00BA majoring in Theatre Studies
University of Otago

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Biography

Gibby (as Brian likes to be known) has been working as an events facilitator for event management and team building specialists ‘CluedUp’ since 2002. From his experience in the corporate sector Gibby is well versed at fronting and MCing events, conferences and special occasions for both small and large audiences.

With a background in comedy, theatre, performance and advertising, Gibby’s approach is light, upbeat and fun.  His keen sense of wit and humour is a strength that adds to his relaxed and playful style. He prides himself on his ability to read an audience and to improvise where necessary ensuring smooth transitions in and out of scripted material and/or format segues.  He has exceptional time management skills to keep proceedings on track and isn’t afraid to roll with the punches.

Alongside countless corporate team building events Gibby has MC’ed Battle of the Bands, awards dinners, charity auctions, radio promotions and many weddings.

Testimonials

Gibby has a naturally relaxed yet informative MC style which ensures all relevant details are conveyed in an inclusive, friendly fashion. His quick wit and humour makes for the smooth transitions while linking speakers or hyping up an audience. Gibby is detail orientated and always makes sure that nothing falls through the cracks. I have no hesitation in recommending Gibby as an MC. His professionalism, drive and real understanding of client requirements make him an ideal host for any occasion.
Nic Preddle, Director of CluedUp Unique Events
A fabulous MC who can handle any event from Battle of the Bands Competitions to fundraising auctions, compeering large music events and pub quizzes. Is there anything Brian doesn't do well?
Rob McCann - Otago Events Manager
When were planning our wedding in March 2014 our choice for our ideal MC was a no brainer. We had known Brian Gibb (Gibby) for many years and were rapt when he readily agreed to take on the challenge. It was of great comfort to us to know that we could leave that aspect completely in his hands and expect that sufficient goodness and hilarity would surely result, and it did. Gibby had developed excellent comical back stories for each of our speakers. He hit the nail on the head with their individual idiosyncrasies, including those that he had only met the day before. Many people commented that the wedding flowed very smoothly and that the speech session was not at all drawn out. We couldn't fault how things ran and from what we could see all the guests were happily engaged throughout, with smiles rising in expectation every time Gibby returned to the mic. His command of the audience was exquisite, and his comical surprises explosive with clinical precision and timing. It was a real blessing to have him on board and he added something very special and memorable to our wedding.
Ben Simmons and Tessa North, Nelson

Skills

  • Actor
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Debater
  • Director
  • Entertainer
  • Host
  • Improvisor
  • Live Commentator
  • Live Performance Host
  • MC
  • Panelist
  • Singer
  • TV Presenter
  • Writer

Skills

  • Basketball
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Full Licence
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Singer
  • Swimming
  • Theatre Sports
  • Voice Artist

Notes:

Can drive manual and automatic.